Bus price difference

I can't understand the bus companies that run 120 service. Twice this week I have been on these buses and been charged two different fares.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 27th March 2018, 7:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th March 2018, 7:05 am

Carter Lodge Avenue to Occupation Lane, on the Stagecoach bus I was charged £1.20, on the First bus couple of days after I was charged £1.50. Now £1.20 for travelling four stops is OK but when it goes up 30p just for using a different coloured bus this is beyond belief.

Surely for the same trip the prices should match.

I will not be using First bus company in future.

Some people will say what’s he moaning about it’s only 30p. I agree, but I look at it this way, the 30p is better of in my pocket rather than topping the bus company’s millions up.

David Mitchell

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Fighting for Brexit

Mary Steele, The Star March 23, could not have made a better explanation considering Parson Cross is one of the countru’s most impoverished areas, but we are still fighting for Brexit.

I can remember before the EU decided we were going to be the work slaves of their campaign.

Neil Kinnock is a perfect example of us paying through the nose for others to get rich on.

Let’s pay our own way and not support Europe.

George Soros has donated to the campaign to get us to stay in the EU.

I suggest if he wants to do some good, he should put his money in a caring money box for the sick, not the fund for fighting democracy in this country.



Are we a pilot scheme?

In view of the coverage the tree felling has warranted in The Star and the amount of correspondence generated I am surprised that none of the published letters mention the view that the reason for this is to facilitate the introduction of the 5G phone/internet network for which trees are an impediment.

Is Sheffield a pilot scheme for the rest of our nation?

Dave Parnham

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Council to blame

Not a month into the new contract and what a catastrophe, and it is not only the contractor SUEZ at fault but Doncaster Council are as much to blame as well.

Already SUEZ has changed the blue bin contract and things are about to get worse. It has been proved many times over that you can’t run a contract on a budget where you are trying to keep shareholders’ pockets bulging with profit at the cost of the ratepayers of Doncaster receiving a deplorable service.

They think they can complete the contract with a depleted workforce.

And what is Doncaster Council doing?

Turning a blind eye. Just the same as they have been doing for years with the same contractor.

And you must praise the telephone operators because in answering anyone that phones with a complaint they have got the spiel off to a tee: “It’s a new contract and they are still getting used to the new collection system”.

For heaven’s sake, they have had the refuse contract for nigh on 30 years, or have collection rounds been transferred to somewhere in the outer atmosphere?

And if they didn’t collect your bin on the date it should have been collected you can now put four black bags at the side of your bin or take them yourself to the local dump-it sites.

Do the council think that if you are a non-driver, the local bus service will allow you to load them onto buses?

I rather doubt it.

So, will the council keep the council taxpayers up to date on the number of penalties they have given to SUEZ, or did they forget to add this part to the contract compliance?

If so, then the officers and members charged with overlooking the contract should resign ASAP.

M Doonan


The choice is yours

Apparently anyone under the age of 40 here in the UK has never lived in a free country due to the fact of being ruled by non elected Brussels foreign bureaucrats and I would suggest that those over 40 are the majority Brexiteers that have, hence Brexit.

So to all those people who tell us the UK will be terrible and a worse-off place because of Brexit they will now, more than ever, have the opportunity to move to 27 other countries in the EU where I am sure they will be made more than welcome, providing they take their cash with them.

I you are really not satisfied here in the UK move somewhere where you would be. The choice is yours.

Terry Palmer

South Lea Avenue, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74

Battlefield visits

It’s The Royal British Legion’s belief that every World War Two veteran should have the chance to revisit the battlefield on which they served.

Thanks to new LIBOR funding from HM Treasury, we are now able to offer a fully funded trip to anyone who served in our Armed Forces during World War Two.

However, as there is no unified record of World War Two veterans that are alive today, I am reaching out to you and your readers in the hope that you can help us spread the word.

The trips will take place between spring and autumn this year and a family member and a carer will also be able to go along and share this pilgrimage of Remembrance with them.

Organised by Remembrance Travel, part of The Royal British Legion, the trip will give the World War Two veterans – now mostly in their 90s – a chance to meet up with fellow ex-service men and women, and pay their respects to their fallen comrades.

Veterans who may be interested in this opportunity need to apply through our tour operator, Arena Travel on 01473 660800, or visit: www.arenatravel.com/journeysofremembrance.

Charles Byrne

Director General, Royal British Legion